Best Road Biking in Texas

This list represents the most popular road biking in Texas. Use this list to plan your next Texas road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. White Rock Ramble


The trail along White Rock Creek has a concrete surface with many small wooden bridges spanning creek crossings. The trail usually continues uninterrupted by passing under busy streets, but the few tr…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Dallas, TX - Road Biking - 23.2 miles
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#2. Trinity River Trails Ramble


Fort Worth was the last stop until Kansas for cattle drives heading north. As a result, a lively outpost grew up there around a military settlement established on the Trinity River. Today old stockyar…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fort Worth, TX - Road Biking - 28.2 miles
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#3. Palo Duro Canyon Cruise


The approach to Palo Duro Canyon is an astonishing sight. The canyon is an immense natural wonder that appears very suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere. The road toward the State Park at Palo Duro Ca…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Canyon, TX - Road Biking - 15.3 miles
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#4. LBJ Country Cruise


This ride takes you through the land surrounding Lyndon B. Johnson's family ranch, which served as his "western White House" during his presidency. The National Park Service administers the LBJ ranch…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Stonewall, TX - Road Biking - 36.5 miles
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#5. Island Breeze Ramble


Corpus Christi is a popular base for touring the Texas Gulf Coast. The beaches of Port Aranas, Mustang Island, and the north end of Padre Island are nearby. There are state parks and national wildlife…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Corpus Christi, TX - Road Biking - 21.8 miles
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#6. San Antonio Missions Ramble


The city of San Antonio grew up around five Spanish missions established along the San Antonio River in the early 1700s. Almost 300 years after their founding, the missions remain beautifully preserve…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
San Antonio, TX - Road Biking - 14.3 miles
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#7. Blue Bell Ramble


This ride starts on the east side of town at "the little creamery in Brenham," as the Blue Bell Creameries refers to itself. They have been making delicious ice cream here since 1907. You'll see plent…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Brenham, TX - Road Biking - 29.6 miles
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#8. Lost Pines Cruise


The centerpiece of this ride is the secluded road through the pine forests of both Bastrop and Buescher State Parks. The work of the Civilian Conservation Corps here resulted in a special spot for cam…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Bastrop, TX - Road Biking - 37.2 miles
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#9. Winberley Metric Century Classic


This ride starts in Wimberley, a popular tourist and retirement community, and explores the Hill Country along the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau. In spring and fall, several organized tours spon…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Wimberley, TX - Road Biking - 61.7 miles
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#10. Luckenbach Cruise


Tiny Luckenbach is as much an event as it is a location. It may be hard to find, but it is hard to forget. The general store, post office, and dance hall that make up Luckenbach are full of unique c…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fredericksburg, TX - Road Biking - 37.2 miles
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#11. Washington-on-the-Brazos Challenge


For idyllic pastureland, spectacular spring wildflowers, and historic interest, a ride along the roads between the village of Chappell Hill and the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park is hard to beat.…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Chappell Hill, TX - Road Biking - 41.9 miles
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#12. South Padre Island Ramble


The beautiful beaches of South Padre Island are in the Texas tropics, where it's almost always warm. The sun and sea are a draw for people from all over the country. Today the island is premium resort…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Port Isabel, TX - Road Biking - 24.4 miles
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#13. Laguna Atascosa Challenge


A ride north from the historic lighthouse in Port Isabel passes through cultivated fields and grazing pastures on the way to a magnificent wildlife refuge preserved at Laguna Atascosa. This route can…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Port Isabel, TX - Road Biking - 52.4 miles
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#14. Hill Country Flyer Challenge


The Hill Country Flyer is an excursion steam train that makes a 60-mile round-trip from the town of Cedar Park. It travels on a railway line built more than 100 years ago to haul limestone, marble, an…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Burnet, TX - Road Biking - 56.2 miles
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#15. Caddo Lake Cruise


You may be surprised to find a major nineteenth-century seaport beautifully preserved in the forests near the borders of Louisiana and Arkansas. Historic Jefferson has a unique look and feel and is am…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Jefferson, TX - Road Biking - 33.5 miles
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#16. Big Thicket Challenge


This ride travels through the southern part of the Big Thicket National Preserve where an incredible diversity of plant and animal life flourishes. A few miles south of the Big Thicket Information Sta…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Kountze, TX - Road Biking - 46.5 miles
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#17. Davis Mountains Classic


This spectacular tour follows a course known locally only as the Scenic Loop. The Scenic Loop provides one of the most dramatic and challenging bicycle routes in Texas. Virtually the entire ride takes…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Fort Davis, TX - Road Biking - 75.4 miles
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#18. Bandera Classic


It's less than an hour's drive from San Antonio to Bandera, a small town with the look and feel of the Old West. Bandera is surrounded by working and guest ranches, where cookouts, rodeos, and trail r…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Vanderpool, TX - Road Biking - 73.9 miles
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#19. Autumn Trails Ramble


Wood County is laced with lovely country lanes weaving through thick forests. The town of Winnsboro makes a good starting point for a bike ride through the woods to the south. Since its founding Win…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Winnsboro, TX - Road Biking - 16 miles
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#20. Possum Kingdom Challenge


Unusually clear water is one of the unique features of Lake Possum Kingdom. The lake was formed by damming the Brazos River, but the river had long before carved deep canyons through the limestone and…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in Texas"
Caddo, TX - Road Biking - 48.9 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press